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Oct
21
Oct 21, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Happy birthday to my good buddy and pal, Charlie. All is well our way......hope all is wonderful with you!!! hugs from us both!!!! Melanie & John T

Aug
27
Aug 27, 2021 at 2:25 PM

I would like to say a few words to honor William's memory.  (His Mom would not let anyone call him "Willie".)  He was one of the quiet largely unknown "good guys" of our class.  I grew up on five acres near the Lane Allen and Parkers Mill intersection and near Joe Neff.  Probably a mile further Emily Houston grew up on hundreds of acres.  Another couple of miles and William grew up in the small African-American community of "Little Georgetown" which was across from the back entrance to Bluegrass Field. The community was under the landing and takeoff patterns of the planes.  All four of us rode Bus #25 to Clays Mill Elementary and Bus #13 to Lafayette Junior and Senior High until we turned 16.

William was quiet and thoughtful and had a very kind heart toward animals large and small.  He was good with his hands and could fix or build almost anything.  He needed to work to help his Mom after school so was not able to participate in any team sports but I can tell you from the times he and I did things together he was very fast.  He might even have been Kenny Prather fast.  

After UK I left Kentucky and lost contact with my childhood and adolescence.  The last time I was with William he was in the Army and leaving for Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. We hugged and he touched the tip of my nose which he liked to say was for good luck.  Truly a good man was he.

Jul
23
Jul 23, 2021 at 9:21 AM

Hey girlfriend....haven't seen you in ages!!! Happy Birthday!!! mm

Apr
17
Apr 17, 2021 at 7:20 PM

Reading Patty Vance Moore's entry makes me want to amplify mine to not only capture Wayne's playful mischievous side but also the fact he was easily the most popular and probably coolest boy in our 10 - 13 age group.  (He was in Mrs. Williams 7th grade class as well but that year we could sit anywhere we wanted and I promise I was not the desk in front of Wayne.)  I especially can not believe I did not mention the Gardenside Cabana Club which had an especially high diving board to go along with the regular board.  Wayne owned that board.  I don't even know the official names of many of his dives from hand stands to triple flips to simple high graceful dives.  After swimming many of us would play ping pong with the winner continuing to play "next".  Some days Wayne would not sit down for a couple of hours.  He was filled with what coaches would later call "quick twitch" muscle fiber.  If he had better eye sight he would have made an excellent high school athlete.  Anyway, Wayne was the leader of many of us Gardenside area guys and gals who were coming of age as the 60s were dawning.  Memories are going to be a touching part of our 2020s.

Apr
14
Apr 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM

A wonderful and honest lawyer.  Jo Cecil and Wayne were both devoted to each other and their family.  RIP Wayne.  

Apr 14, 2021 at 1:38 PM

I confess I have neither seen nor talked to Wayne since June 1966 but back in the day....  James Lane Allen Elementary opened its doors for the first time in September 1958  and marching into Mrs. Zonker's fifth grade classroom  were Wayne and myself.  We sat alphabetically so I was directly in front of Wayne for seven hours a day in both fifth and Mrs. Hacker's sixth grade classes.  That turned out to be a "treat" because Wayne had a cool NY vibe about him having grown up in a much more diverse culture.  Little did I suspect that first day that I would be his playful foil for two years.  About once a week he would stick his wet finger in my ear and when I would turn around and say, "DO NOT stick your wet finger in my ear" he would always, yes every time, say "that wasn't my finger".  Wayne had a full head of blonde hair back then that he put product in and combed numerous times a day like James Dean.  77 Sunst Strip was the hot TV show back then and Edd Byrnes played Kookie who had the exact same hair.  Being the savants that we were we immediately nicknamed Wayne "Kookie" and I still called him that at our 1966 graduation party  the last time I saw him.  Anyway, he was a good guy with a big heart and someone you always wanted on your side. #RIP#

Apr
11
Apr 11, 2021 at 6:38 PM

Hope your birthday is wonderful in your new home!!! hugs..... mm

Mar
18
Mar 18, 2021 at 10:40 AM

David, A friend of my husband's, Steve Rardin, who is married to Donna Shaw in our class is trying to get hold of you. He thinks you are in Naples now, but your profile says someplace else. Steve has been doing research and said you all are related. He is in Fort Myers and wanted to call you to compare some genealogy research. Let me know if I can give him information on how to contact you. Melanie Rhorer McCloud

Feb
26
Feb 26, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Happy Birthday Grandpa!!! Know you are having fun!!!

Feb
25
Feb 25, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Happy Birthday Charlie!!! What a year it has been!!! Thankfully John and I got our first shot 3 weeks ago....hopefully the end of this crazy year is coming to an end. Linda has done a great job dealing with all of this and I know she is so strong because she has you behind her....in everything she does!!! Here's to a great year for you, your family, and our wonderful city!!! Maybe we will actually get to see people in 2021!!!

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Feb
02
Feb 02, 2021 at 11:37 AM
Jan
06
Jan 06, 2021 at 5:22 PM

Happy Birthday Jay. Was playing your old tape from our 25th wedding anniversary party. You are/were the best!!! Hope it's a great one!!!

Jan
05
Jan 05, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Happy Birthday to my bestie!!!!

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Nov
24
Nov 24, 2020 at 3:43 PM

Posted on: Nov 23, 2020 at 10:07 AM

Happy Birthday to my old Home room buddy......have a great one!!!

Nov
23
Nov 23, 2020 at 10:06 AM

Happy Birthday crazy woman.....and Mamma Mia dance.....Dancing Queens!!!